Performances

Performance Details

BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No 3 attacca 
HILLBORG
Bach Materia Scottish Premiere 
BACH
Minuet 2 from Partita in E, BWV 1006
FINNISH TRADITIONAL
Kopsin Jonas
BACH
Minuet 1 from Partita in E, BWV 1006                     
FINNISH TRADITIONAL
Lundgren
BACH
Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita in E
FINNISH TRADITIONAL
Minuet from Tiukka
SIBELIUS 
Symphony No 5

PEKKA KUUSISTO – Director / Violin / Conductor 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW7h-pc-Sx4 

Few soloists could lead an entire, packed Royal Albert Hall to join in their encore, but violinist Pekka Kuusisto is one of a kind – a free spirit who charms, thrills and astonishes you with music you know well and pieces you have never heard before.

Here, Bach’s popular Brandenburg Concerto No 3 is a launch pad for Hillborg’s new piece: snatches of the Brandenburg send Pekka and the Orchestra freewheeling in different directions to create excitement and ravishing beauty. After the interval, Pekka turns to his native Finland, and Sibelius’ majestic and deeply personal response to nature. Join them for the ride and expect the unexpected: you won’t be disappointed!

Pekka Kuusisto

Director / Violin

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Described as ‚Äč“one-of-a-kind” by Toronto’s The Globe and Mail, Finnish Violinist Pekka Kuusisto is renowned for his fresh approach to repertoire. Widely recognised for his flair in directing ensembles from the violin, Kuusisto is the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's 2019/20 Featured Artist. He is also Artistic Partner with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director of ACOCollective — a string ensemble of Australia’s most talented young professional musicians delivering innovative projects across the country. 

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